From sticky-floored venues to the Mercury Music Award in just one Awesome album.
The Alex Turner-led Sheffield four-piece with a way with words and an ear for a killer tune.
From baggy hopefuls to Britpop stalwarts, one of the UK's most interesting and entertaining bands.
Raucous rock 'n' roll, straight outta North Wales.
Shimmering electro-pop trio from Glasgow.
Manchester's finest band of a generation, fronted by the observational lyricist Liam Fray.
Dark rock fronted by the charismatic Tom Smith.
Soaring, anthemic songs, fronted by the charismatic Guy Garvey,
Challenging dance rock from Manchester.
The siren-voiced diva partial to avant garde lyrics and house covers.
Jittery and atmospheric post-punk from Oxford.
Dave Grohl's "other" band blend heavy guitars with delicate melodies and punk attitude.
The former Oasis man goes solo... with classic songs in the classic style.
Talented singer-songwriter from Devon, made famous by the acclaimed Communion label.
Peerless, pioneering post-punk from Manchester, led by the late, great Ian Curtis.
Anthemic yet wry indie rock from Leeds.
Monster Manchester-inspired rock and roll action from the Leicester boys.
Brandon Flowers and his glamorous indie rock and roll.
The Followills have achieved world domination with their bluesy stadium rock.
Stirring, emotional and very English rock fronted by Pete Doherty and Carl Barat.
Exquisite rock from this much-loved London band.
Politically-charged classic rock from South Wales.
Former Smiths guitar legend goes solo.
The frontman from The Smiths carves out an idiosyncratic solo career.
Banjos! Waistcoats! Catchy choruses! Welcome to the world of Marcus Mumford and pals.
Matt Bellamy's operatic rock trio - from Devon to superstardom in power chords.
Kurt Cobain's Nirvana invented grunge, corporate indie-rock and much of the '90s.
The brothers Gallagher - they reinvented British rock in the 1990s to become a world-conquering stadium band.
Oxford's finest - how Thom Yorke's men went from Creep to art rock heroes
The duo of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher produce one of the most incendiary albums of 2014.
The ground-breaking classic guitar band from Manchester, who reinvented the 1980s.
Kelly Jones's rejuvenated melodic rockers are back and stronger than ever.
Homegrown alt hip hop from the suburbs of South West London.
Singer songwriter who struck gold with an Olympic Opening Ceremony performance.
Raucous, poppy and occasionally insightful indie rock from the London four-piece.
Wry, witty indie-pop from Murph and his Scouse pals.
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